• Sustainability – A look toward the future

    September 10, 2008 160 comments

    There will certainly be a strong focus on sustainability in the next
    few years. Food manufacturers will be no exception to this, as
    issues like carbon footprints, emissions trading and fuel prices will
    continue to present challenges to management teams in many industries.

  • Aussie beef stampedes to Russia

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Expected to take 90,000 tonnes of Australian beef this year, compared with only 5000 tonnes last year, the export opportunities in Russia’s exciting market are demanding producers sit up and take notice.

  • Meating demands

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The retail prices of meat are projected to grow over the coming five years by up to 2.2% per annum.

  • All that glitters just like gold

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The increase of premium goods in the food market has seen a shift from low to high volume products. This has meant a re-think of packaging, with inventiveness being key to maintaining a premium look, whilst keeping costs down.

  • Fortune cookies

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Despite the presence of smaller firms, biscuit manufacturing is moving toward larger-scale, concentrated production and consequently has significantly fewer firms than a decade earlier.

  • Battle of the bottles

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The non-alcoholic beverages sector is primarily made up of soft drink manufacturing, which, at 56.8% of the total industry revenue, is worth $3,314 million. This is followed by juice, accounting for 32.7% and bottled water, at $460.6 million, or 10.5%.

  • Beer to wine when feeling fine

    September 10, 2008 125 comments

    Real income growth and rising living standards over the last two decades has contributed to a decline in per capita consumption of beer in favour of wine and spirits.

  • Who screams for ice cream?

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The ice cream industry is divided into four segments that categorise the reasons why consumers purchase ice cream – snacking, indulgence, fun and value, and refreshment.

  • FEFO revolutionises refrigerated food logistics

    September 10, 2008 6 comments

    Putting RFID temperature data loggers to work brings big profits.

  • Sealant terminates HVAC/R woes for food processors

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    One of the last things any food processing or primary processing organisation can afford is a breakdown in its heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration system.

  • The snack attack

    September 10, 2008 7 comments

    Snacks have become a convenient and relatively cheap substitute for goodies formerly baked at home, with increased disposable incomes combining with product development to result in significant sector growth.

  • Who dairies wins

    September 10, 2008 383 comments

    Changes in disposable income have minimal effects on demand for milk. However, an increase in incomes does stimulate demand for flavoured milk, yoghurt and other dairy products.

  • World’s top red wine

    September 10, 2008 194 comments

    Wild Earth Wines, a Central Otago winemaker, has been awarded the Trophy for Top Red Wine at the International Wine Challenge, the world’s largest competition.

  • Accessible bush tastes all the rage

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Worth an estimated $14 million a year, the nutritionally dense native foods industry in Australia is growing in popularity.

  • BFA says organic’s the way to carbon reduction

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The BFA’s Organic Advantage newsletter reports that a German study has considered how appetites affect carbon emissions, finding diets low in meat and dairy are best, with organic alternatives able to significantly reduce chewing up of carbon credits.

  • Less salt more action

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Salt in processed foods amounts to more than 75% of that consumed by Australians. Combating this is the campaign by Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) to reduce these numbers, which is gaining momentum.

  • Global Horizons – Export Opportunities Conference 08

    September 10, 2008 145 comments

    High-profile industry specialists will discuss critical factors, opportunities and challenges in the current export climate at the conference in Adelaide.

  • Multi-pack’s multi benefits

    September 10, 2008 465 comments

    Smith’s Space Efficient Multi-Pack is a project that achieves the goals of the marketing, engineering and manufacturing departments, while managing to deliver a host of supply chain benefits at the same time.

  • What is the supply chain’s role in reducing carbon & driving growth?

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Organisers of Smart 2009 are providing members of the supply chain and logistics industries with a new opportunity to engage in key industry topics, through a series of Breakfast Seminars.

  • DAF liquid-solid separation

    September 10, 2008 1 comment

    Dissolved Air Flotation is one of the most cost-efficient technologies for applications such as food processing, industrial waste, paper processing, oil refining, waste activated sludge and potable water.